Jazz Currents

Ride the Jazz Currents. These currents flow back to the early sources of modern jazz and forward to the sounds that will shape the music of tomorrow. They are electric currents and acoustic. They flow in the mainstream and they skirt the edges. 

At the June 12 Jazz in June concert in Lincoln, Tom Ineck presented singer Jazzmeia Horn with the Jazz Journalists Association award for Up and Coming Musician of the Year. A day earlier, he interviewed Horn about her rising popularity, her Grammy-nominated debut recording, her desire to deliver a positive message in her music and much more. Click here to listen to their conversation.

Saturday, July 21 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck celebrates the summer jazz festival season with "Festive Classics," classic recordings of the 1950s and 1960s from two of the longest-running festivals in the world -- the Newport Jazz Festival with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, the Miles Davis Sextet, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, the George Shearing Quintet, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet; and the Monterey Jazz Festival with vibraphonist Cal Tjader's quintet, the Modern Jazz Quartet, saxophonist Joe Henderson and his quartet, saxophonist and flutist Charles Lloyd, the Don Ellis Orchestra, and the Randy Weston Sextet.

Saturday, July 28 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck presents "Jazz Americana," folk and roots music, spirituals, melodies of the Great American Songbook and music inspired by a sense of place, as performed by saxophonist Sonny Rollins, guitarist John Scofield, saxophonist Owen Broder, pianist Monty Alexander, guitarist Pat Metheny with bassist Charlie Haden, singer Bobby McFerrin, composer and orchestra leader Maria Schneider, guitarist Mimi Fox, singer Tierney Sutton, bassist Marc Johnson, singer Cassandra Wilson, and bassist Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker.

Saturday, August 4 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck celebrates the music of a dozen artists born in the month of August, including pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Pat Metheny, bassist John Clayton, singer Tony Bennett, multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk, pianist Roberta Piket, guitarist Herb Ellis, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, singer Jimmy Witherspoon, trumpeter Art Farmer, drummer Jeff Hamilton and pianist Bill Evans.

Saturday, August 11 on Jazz Currents:

Host Tom Ineck directs this month's artist spotlight on versatile and groundbreaking guitarist Bill Frisell, featuring music from his own releases as well at those with other artists, including saxophonist David Sanborn, guitarist John Scofield, bassist Ron Carter, saxophonist Joe Lovano, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler, guitarist Jim Hall, clarinetist Don Byron, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Paul Motian and more.


Listen to NET Radio every Saturday from 7 to 9 for a great night of jazz. Host Tom Ineck plays two hours of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz, from the classics to the latest releases. 

Thanks for listening on NET Radio every Saturday at 7 Central.

Tom Ineck